Adventurer's Route to Machu Picchu — Overview

Introduction

Explore the very heart of Peru’s Sacred Valley. The less-traveled Lares route to Machu Picchu provides a stunning alternative to the well-trodden Inca Trail. Along this route, travelers are treated to awe-inspiring vistas as well as exclusive visits to ancient archaeological sites and traditional villages.  

Our lodge-to-lodge adventure is perfect for trekkers and non-trekkers alike, combining hiking options for all levels with authentic cultural experiences. Walk the bustling stone streets of Cusco, and delve into Incan history at archaeological sites like Sacsayhuaman, Pisac, Ancasmarca, and Ollantaytambo. Hike to turquoise Andean lakes, waterfalls, and remote villages. Immerse yourself in the captivating culture of the Peruvian highlands, and learn from renowned indigenous artisans. For the grand finale, spend two days taking in the majesty of Machu Picchu.


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Andean farmers in the remote village of Viacha


Highlights

  • Walk Cusco, visit the market and then cook up local flavors in a cooking class
  • Hike, or not, in Lares region—the choice is yours with à la carte activities
  • Spend time with weavers, farmers, and locals engaged in traditional works
  • Explore archeological sites of Sacsayhuaman, Pisac, Ancasmarca, Ollantaytambo, and the incomparable Machu Picchu
 

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